If you’re selling your home in DC Ranch this year, your REALTOR® will talk to you about making upgrades and updates to help you sell it faster – but before you even get to that point, check out these seven design trends that hopelessly date your home.
7 Design Trends That Date Your Home
Although the homes in DC Ranch are newer than many other developments in Scottsdale, it still makes sense to familiarize yourself with a few trends that make a home look older (and that can send buyers running). These are seven common ones:
- Word art
- Nautical themes
- Tufted headboards
- Tuscan kitchens
- Wallpaper borders
- Glass blocks in walls
- Window valances
Here’s a closer look at each.
Outdated Design Trend #1: Word Art
Generic word art was popular in the early 2000s and teens – but it’s on its way out the door as people become more mindful of their decor. The bottom line is that it’s generic and easily replaceable, so it’s best to be a little more creative in finding something more meaningful.
Outdated Design Trend #2: Nautical Themes
It’s okay to go for a beachy vibe in one room of your house (a guest bathroom is usually the most popular choice for this), but if you overdo it with an anchor-shaped lamp, wicker baskets, driftwood and seashell decor and blue-and-white striped furniture, it looks out of place in a modern home.
Outdated Design Trend #3: Tufted Headboards
Although your bedroom design doesn’t have to lean toward minimalist, tufted headboards are just so… extra. They lend to a stuffy, crowded appearance – and that’s not what buyers want in a bedroom. Instead, buyers like to see a wide-open space with room to breathe.
Outdated Design Trend #4: Tuscan Kitchens
During the early 2000s, Tuscan kitchens were all the rage. The dark browns popular in these kitchens do one thing exceptionally well: They make spaces look smaller by visually bringing the ceiling, floors and walls together. Buyers prefer open spaces and lighter colors now, which means having a Tuscan kitchen – no matter how beautiful you find it – is one design trend that can really date your home.
Outdated Design Trend #5: Wallpaper Borders
Halfway up the wall? Around the top of the wall? Doesn’t matter – wallpaper borders are out. They were cute, charming and attractive in the 1990s, but today, it’s best to go with solid-colored walls or even a trendy wallpaper pattern that covers the entire space.
Outdated Design Trend #6: Glass Blocks in Walls
Glass blocks were once a great way to let a little light into otherwise-dark spots (like showers and separate water closets). Now, builders are adding full windows with creative glass designs and skylights to let in light, and buyers know it – which means glass blocks might make your home look a bit dated.
Outdated Design Trend #7: Window Valances
Window valances don’t do anything to block light or add privacy, and because they were so popular in the 1970s, 80s and 90s, they definitely have a way of making your home look out-of-date. Opt for custom blinds or floor-length drapes to create a more modern look in your space.
Are You Selling a Home in DC Ranch?
Thinking about selling your home in DC Ranch? Call us at 480-360-0281 to find out how we’ll market it to all the right buyers. If you’re also looking for a new home, we’d love show you any listing in the community. Let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll be happy to search for something that’s a perfect match for your needs.
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